As the number of teachers dying from Covid-19 rises, it’s being asked whether it’s a good idea for public schools to open on 25 January. Nearly 1,700 teachers in South Africa have died after contracting Covid-19. In just one week in December, 32 teachers died, while more than 300 have died since the school holidays started. Now Venessa le Roux, the founder of Parents Against Opening of Schools, is arguing that schools should remain closed, saying reopening them would put more teachers at risk. The complete article is available on the Daily Maverick website.